Help stop toxic insecticidal and herbicide-tolerant GM maize from being planted in Europe's fields in a quick and easy action.
The good news is that on Tuesday 17 Dec the European Parliament environment committee voted in a resolution against this maize. This is an important political signal but the committee has no decision-making power.
The UK government is not included in the list of countries to write to because it will certainly vote in favour of the GMO. However, from the "take action" page, citizens of any EU member state can write to any member state's government.
Europe: Take action against Pioneer's GM maize 1507
stopthecrop.org, 18 Dec 2013
Very soon, the ministers of all EU countries will decide whether Pioneer's GM maize (technical name 1507) will be allowed to be grown in Europe. We are calling on you to take action now!
There are many problems with this GM maize that produces its own insecticides. It could pose risks to butterflies and moths and there has been no research on its impacts to other beneficial insects such as bees and other pollinators. Additionally, the maize is tolerant to a powerful weedkiller (glufosinate-based, such as Liberty) which is classified as highly toxic by the EU.
Contrary to EU rules, the required safety assessment linked to the use of this weedkiller has not been done.
For more information about Pioneer maize 1507 read Friends of the Earth Europe's backgrounder here:
We are calling on you to write to key countries to help stop this GM maize. These are countries whose opinion matters most in the outcome.
Go now to the action page: http://www.stopthecrop.org
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Help spread the action message in English (above), or you can find 'take action' texts in French, Dutch or Spanish via these links: